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A look back at some of the biggest headlines of 2013. From Rob Ford to Chris Hadfield to Sammy Yatim to the massive rain storm on July 8, it was a memorable year in Toronto and the GTA.

Year in review 2013: Toronto’s top news stories RSS

  1. Video:Summer construction planned for Gardiner & other major streets

    Video:Summer construction planned for Gardiner & other major streets

    It’s shaping up to be the worst construction season yet with the city spending record amounts on repairs spanning 185 kilometres.

  2. Video: More than 200 fire hydrants out of service in Toronto

    Video: More than 200 fire hydrants out of service in Toronto

    The harsh winter has taken a toll on Toronto’s fire hydrants with more than 200 out of service.

  3. Video: Brian Dickson’s lawyer reacts to 1st degree-murder verdict

    Video: Brian Dickson’s lawyer reacts to 1st degree-murder verdict

    Brian Dickson, 32, has been found guilty of first-degree muder in the death of York University student Qian Liu, 23. Defence lawyer Robert Nuttall spoke outside the courthouse following the verdict.

  4. Video: Bill Blair on OPP’s decision to take step back in Project Brazen probe

    Video: Bill Blair on OPP’s decision to take step back in Project Brazen probe

    Toronto police Chief Bill Blair joined Tom Hayes to talk about the OPP’s decision to take a step back in the Project Brazen 2 investigation. He also talks about the concern of senior abuse in the community.

  5. EXCLUSIVE: Spectacular dashcam video of 2 wheels falling off dump truck on Hwy. 401

    EXCLUSIVE: Spectacular dashcam video of 2 wheels falling off dump truck on Hwy. 401

    CityNews viewer Kirk sent us this exclusive video of wheels falling off a dump truck and hitting a car on the eastbound lane of Highway 401 at Leslie Street on Monday. No injuries were reported.

  6. Video: Ford says he didn’t drink at ACC & wasn’t asked to leave

    Video: Ford says he didn’t drink at ACC & wasn’t asked to leave

    Mayor Rob Ford spoke about being denied access to a special lounge at the ACC during Saturday’s Maple Leafs game. He says he wasn’t asked to leave the arena and wasn’t drunk.

  7. Video: Mayor Ford didn’t appear to be drunk at ACC: Budget chief

    Video: Mayor Ford didn’t appear to be drunk at ACC: Budget chief

    Mayor Rob Ford wasn’t allowed inside a special lounge at the ACC during Saturday’s Maple Leafs game. Coun. Frank Di Giorgio, who was with Ford said the mayor became upset when he was blocked from entering the lounge, but didn’t think he was drunk.

  8. Video: Toronto’s summer road construction plans unveiled

    Video: Toronto’s summer road construction plans unveiled

    Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong outlined the 2014 road construction and repair projects and efforts to fill potholes in Toronto. He said more than $215 million will be spent to improve the quality of roads and bridges in the city.

  9. Video: Quebecers head to polls in hotly contested election

    Video: Quebecers head to polls in hotly contested election

    Laura Casella, of Breakfast Television Montreal, said it had been a dirty campaign full of personal attacks. No one knows what is going to happen, she said.

  10. Business Report: Quebec election not expected to have impact on dollar

    Business Report: Quebec election not expected to have impact on dollar

    The currency is close to 91 cents U.S., a multi-week high, senior business editor Mike Eppel explains.

  11. Video: Volunteers sought for 2015 Pan Am Games

    Video: Volunteers sought for 2015 Pan Am Games

    Pan Am Games chief Saad Rafi said the games will be the largest multi-sport event in Canada’s history, bigger than the the Winter Olympics.

  12. Video: Robbery in Vaughan leads police to Hamilton

    Video: Robbery in Vaughan leads police to Hamilton

    Police believe the suspects used a cinder block to smash through the window of the video game store at Bathurst and Centre streets.

  13. Video: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    Video: Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies at 93

    Actor Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized screen dynamo of the 1930s and 1940s best known for his boy-next-door role in the Andy Hardy movies, died on Sunday at 93.

  14. Video: Rob Ford has words with ACC security at Leafs game

    Video: Rob Ford has words with ACC security at Leafs game

    Video posted to social media showed the mayor upset with security after he was reportedly not allowed into a section of the ACC.

  15. Video: Corsage Project helps make prom possible

    Video: Corsage Project helps make prom possible

    It’s a dream come true for more than 300 teenage girls who can’t afford prom.